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Falls and Imbalance

Falls and Imbalance “I can’t… I’m afraid I will fall…” Falling and feeling imbalanced are common issues experienced by many older adults. In addition to serious injury that can occur from a [...]

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Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and Vertigo “I got out of bed and the room started to spin…” You or someone you know likely has experienced a dizziness episode similar to this that was labeled as “vertigo” by a [...]

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Direct Access To Physical Therapy

What is Direct Access? Traditionally the model was that patients had to first be “referred” to a Physical Therapist before being treated by one.  This referral was typically made by their doctor [...]

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Tennis Elbow

You got served! Tennis Elbow anyone? Spring is finally here!  The weather will be getting warmer, flowers will be blooming, and of course birds will be chirping!  One dreaded spring time ritual [...]

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Lower Back Pain

“I Hurt My Back, I Need to See a PT!” Everyone knows someone who has suffered a lower back injury at some point during their life.  It has been estimated that 80% or Americans will experience a [...]

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Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Rotator Cuff Surgery

Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Rotator Cuff Surgery Shoulder pain is the 3rd most common cause of musculoskeletal disorders, behind only lower back pain and cervical (neck) pain.  Per the [...]

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Dry Needling

Cray PT is now offering Dry Needling! What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a specific clinical technique used to treat myofascial (muscular) pain.  The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without [...]

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5 things I didn’t learn in Physical Therapy School

I wrote this post a few years ago after being inspired by a fellow PT’s blog about the same topic.  I decided to take the time and reflect on my first few years out of PT school and what I [...]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside…Or Do I Just Have Frozen Shoulder?

Okay I know what you’re all thinking, a desperate attempt at PT humor (forgive me, please don’t stop reading!).  The truth is that I come across people all the time who tell me they have or had [...]

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Why does the bottom of my foot hurt?

If you’re paying attention to the NFL these days you will notice there seems to be an increase in the number of injuries this year, at least through the lens of the casual fan.  One of those [...]